Sculptor and painter, Virginie Schroeder is known for her enigmatic canvases which often present deformed characters. She discovers her talent very young and follows an academic training in this direction. Here is the essential of what you need to know about her and her works.
Biography of the artist
Virginie Schroeder is a painter born in 1976 and originally from the Moselle region in France. She immigrated to Canada a few years ago and currently lives in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec. Virginie Schroeder began to draw at the age of 16, then launched into painting in her thirties. Her love for art led her to take classes that taught her how to draw. After studying interior architecture, she continued her studies in graphic design. Indeed, graphic design turns out to be for her like a form of artistic expression.
Virginie Schroeder is persevering by nature and likes to take up challenges. During these beginnings, she produced works only in oil paint before acrylic. She decided to produce in watercolor when one of her teachers told her it was difficult to use. She has a pronounced taste for warm and lively colors. But in particular, she likes black, pink and orange. This is also reflected in his works.
His works and working technique
Virginie Schroeder stages lines and geometric shapes to create works whose technical aspect and playful aspect complement each other. The development of his art comes from a reflection around the geometry of forms. The resulting creations seek to intrigue and lead to questioning through the abstract appearance that can be seen at first glance, but whose portrait becomes clearer as observation continues. The artist wants to create a dialogue between the work and the public.
Her work begins with a realistic sketch of her subject which she then cuts out and deconstructs, before applying a textured medium to outline the lines of the face. She then superimposes different layers of acrylic and then oil, applying the colors with a syringe and reworking them with a knife. Once satisfied with this painstakingly created harmony, she scratches the medium to reveal the final composition.
In addition, the mixture of bright and fluorescent colors allows him to create contrasts that highlight the vibration of the lines and give depth to the portrait. It is by paying particular attention to the details of the face that she constructs changing paintings that fascinate with their multiple levels of interpretation. Virginie Schroeder knows how to combine the search for aesthetic perfection with a playful and surprising aspect in her work.